Levin College of Law
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State and Local Government Law

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3

This course explores the various intersecting bodies of public law that affect the structure, authority, operation, financing, and liabilities of American local governments. Topics include the vertical distribution of power under federal and state constitutions, theories of allocating government power, local government financing arrangements and limitations, civil rights enforcement mechanisms, and the overall relevance and significance of local governments to American democracy and constitutionalism